Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame appeared to multiply overnight as several dozen stars bearing his name suddenly lined the famed California street.
In a sort of reverse vandalism, laminated vinyl stars were placed on blank squares in Hollywood in response to the president’s real star being destroyed again, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Street artist created dozens and dozens of replicas of President Trump’s Hollywood star, then went to the Walk of Fame and placed the Trump stars overtaking the stars of pedo celebrites like Kevin Spacey, Rob Reiner and Jimmy Kimmel. pic.twitter.com/ZaZ3oWMYs3
— Josh Gremillion (@joshgremillion) August 10, 2018
Anonymous conservative street artists are behind the effort which he said was spurred on by the latest attack on Trump’s star, as a vandal with a pickax smashed the star to pieces last month.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 25, 2018
The anonymous artist was also reacting to a unanimous vote by the West Hollywood City Council to remove Trump’s star.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 7, 2018
“Rip up the president’s Walk of Fame star or try to have it removed — like you’re the mayor of West Hollywood or something — and 30 more will pop up,” the artist told The Hollywood Reporter.
According to THR:
The artist and his cohorts, who call themselves “The Faction” and are allies of prolific conservative artist Sabo, spent $1,000 on the stars, which they printed on sheets of floor vinyl with adhesive backing, and their mission was partially financed by “a young and anonymous entrepreneur.”
The crew laminated the vinyl stars and placed them on blank squares on the Walk of Fame, though kept them covered until all were secured into place so that onlookers would not know exactly what was happening.
“I didn’t want to get hit over the head from behind. We thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a joke, but I’m pretty sure it’s real,” the artist said. “If no one peels these off, they could last there for 10 years.”
— The Faction (@TheFaction1776) August 9, 2018
“I was surprised, it looked pretty real,” a street vendor said about the vinyl impostors, which ended up being peeled off.
Take down his star, and we will descend upon you with 30 fresh new stars.
We are MAGA Legion. pic.twitter.com/vsPLW0ohdn
— The Faction (@TheFaction1776) August 9, 2018
“We started at 5 o’clock in the morning and we’ve found about 50 stars,” one of the Walk of Fame cleaning crew said.
EPIC: Donald Trump “Stars” pasted all over Hollywood Blvd! pic.twitter.com/wBj8LfyH08
— Michael J. Morrison (@OfficeOfMike) August 9, 2018
Some businesses, like the Hollywood branch of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum, had begun removing the stickers.
“We didn’t want to have what happened to the old star here. Not only would the star be destroyed, but it would damage our property,” an employee told THR.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles City Council have not yet announced whether the authentic star will be repaired in the face of continued vandalism. The man who claimed he destroyed the Trump star last month, Austin Clay, is out on bail after being arrested, facing charges of felony vandalism.
Though the vinyl stars were being removed, the artist’s act was a hit with many Trump supporters and others who just enjoyed the original idea.
— Kevin Breazile (@KevinBreazile) August 10, 2018
— TerriMarie (@NonstopTerri) August 10, 2018
I love this! If I can find some Donald Trump stars, I will post them around where I live! Shame on Hollywood.
— John Harris (@jharris693) August 9, 2018
Don’t know the gutsy artist..but, I love him!!
— Patti Banning (@PattiLouB) August 10, 2018
I want one for the walkway at my home please #MAGA
— Steven #WalkAway (@Trader_stv2gs) August 10, 2018
Mass produce and sell these and you’ll see them everywhere, Team Sabo nailed it again, bravo.
— ClockUponTheWall (@ClockUponWall) August 9, 2018
Awesome! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/TuNbbrsw0y
— Lotus Chloe 🌷 11:11 (@lotus_chloe) August 10, 2018
Not sure who did this, but I would for damn sure like to shake their hand. https://t.co/MNVRx9GA95
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) August 10, 2018
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